Police: Tip leads to Bridgeport man’s arrest in Shelton robbery

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Shelton Police Department.

Shelton Police Department.

Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media

SHELTON - An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a Bridgeport man connected to a bank robbery at People’s Bank Tuesday, police said.

Shawn Fardy, 52, was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree robbery and fourth-degree larceny in connection with the robbery of the People’s Bank located in Stop and Shop, 898 Bridgeport Ave., police said.

“The arrest stems from an anonymous tipster who stated he recognized Fardy after reading the article in the Connecticut Post,” Detective Richard Bango said. “The caller also stated that he recognized the vehicle depicted in the article as Fardy’s.”

Bango said an individual, later identified as Fardy, entered the bank area about 12:10 p.m. and demanded cash from the female teller, then exited the store and fled in a vehicle.

Bango said Shelton detectives canvassed Fardy’s last known address in Bridgeport and located the suspect vehicle parked on a side street occupied by Fardy. After detectives interviewed Fardy, Bango said he was taken into custody and brought to the Shelton Police Department.

Fardy was held on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court Thursday.